A non- governmental organization adolescent health and information projects (AHIP), with support from Christian Aid, has commenced a project, on gender empowerment and development organizing resource (GEADOR).
This was contained in a statement, signed by AHIP director project/coordinator Hajiya Mairo Bello, and made available to newsmen in Kano.
The statement explained that, the project titled ‘inclusive action for adolescent girls education in Kano state’ would cover girls schools across two pilot local government areas of Nasarawa and Kano municipal.
She said, the intervention, seeks to improve school retention and completion rate, among adolescent school girls, to achieve the desired objectives.
The director, highlighted that, the inclusive action for adolescent girls in Kano state, is a mechanism for ensuring the participation of vulnerable and marginalized groups.
Mario Bello stressed that, the groups would be taken along in decisions that affects their lives, through access to education and opportunities for improved life and well being.
She maintained that, the kano state senior secondary schools management board (KSSMB), has approved the take up of the project in seven schools, GGSS Festival road, GGSS, Hassana Sufi, GGSS Sharada, GGASS Gama, GGASS Gwagwarwa, GGSS Giginyu and GGSS Gandun Albasa
The director pointed out that, religious leaders, community, traditional rulers, and all relevant stakeholders in Kano, were consulted before the implementation of the project.
AHIP, is a non- governmental organization established in 1989, and commenced full development programs for young people and women in 1992, focusing attention on health, social and economic issues affecting young people and women especially in Northern Nigeria.